Sunday, February 28, 2010

lovin' it!

Hooray! I finished my new apron...I'm lovin' it! I've been wearing it all day! I didn't think I'd get it done until Monday or Tuesday, but I just couldn't wait. My husband was happy to have an excuse to play xbox for a few hours last night (without feeling guilty for not hanging out with me!) while I sewed. I'm such a fan of aprons. I'm afraid they are becoming an obsession.

I hesitate posting this next picture, because I so don't love taking photos of myself, but I had to show off my creation with a real live model...and this isn't exactly something I could ask my hubby to model for me! :)
On a completely separate note. Scott (my husband) totally rocks my world right now. He just hooked me up with the Glee Soundtrack. LOVE IT!! I'm listening to it right now and can't resist smiling. My nine month old is even smiling and waving. (Which I'm pretty sure is his version of dancing!) Okay, I'm off to dance with my boys and start dinner!

Friday, February 26, 2010

another new project...

It's not like I don't have at least 57 other things going on, but hey, why not start one more?

One of my really good friends bought this apron in Spain like four years ago.As you can see, it has been well loved. The picture of it hanging on the door does not do it justice AT ALL. (It is super cute on.) Anywho, I've had my eye on it for a few years wanting to make something similar for myself. (I mean really, can a girl have too many aprons? I think not!) I just recently found some material that I think will be perfect. It is a light aqua with white dots, and I'm going to trim it in red. Hopefully by Monday I'll have the finished product to share!

Thanks Mel for giving up your apron for a few days so that I could get a closer look!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

to bling or not to bling...

I'm pretty happy with how this little top turned out. The question now is whether it needs a little extra pizazz on the crown or not...???It looks pretty cute on its own, but after chewing it over, I just can't resist adding a little bling. Really, who can? (Okay, don't answer that.) Here is the final product...
This is another top that I made using a freezer paper stencil for the word, and applique for the crown. (I so did not free-hand the crown, I'm not that artistically inclined. I just google image searched for a crown or tiara icon and this was one of my favorites.)

Happy hump-day crafting!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the drawing for one of our car-seat blankets - FREE! Check this out for more info.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Check us out on U create!

Lynette and I are super excited to be over at UCreate today! We got to introduce our little shop with a GIVEAWAY (of one of our favorite things!). Everyone loves a giveaway, so hop on over and check it out! Here is what we posted over there. We've got some fun things planned for our little shop in the near future, we'll keep you posted...we're excited!

All The Trend is a fun little shop full of unique and trendy items, mostly for babies and children. The creative minds behind the shop are Lynette, from Get your Craft on and Tami, from My Life as a Craftaholic. All The Trend has a variety of items such as 'Just Like Mommy' Aprons, Nursing Covers, and infant Sleep Sacks. One of the favorite gifts in the shop are the infant Car Seat Blankets. These blankets are not only fashionable, but functional.
This unique clover-leaf shaped car seat blanket is made to shield your baby from the elements, while keeping him/her safely buckled into their car seat. No more worrying about blankets falling on the dirty ground or hard to wash car seat covers. The Car Seat Blanket is easy to remove and completely machine washable. All car seat blankets are made with two coordinating soft flannels. It is sure to become every moms most useful and practical baby accessory.

All The Trend has lots of cute prints to choose from. Make sure to click on each one listed because there are even more options under each listing!

I swear by my carseat blanket! I LOVE IT. My son Colby is eight months old and we are still using the one I made for him. It is so much easier to deal with it rather than heavy coats in the winter. They are great for the summer though too, because it keeps them hidden from the harsh sun. Just an all around awesome baby accessory!

Just in case you don't believe Lynette or I, here are a few quotes from our customers:

"I just love how functional the car-seat blanket is and how absolutely adorable they are. I have TWO so that if one is in the wash I don't have to go without! (Because I love mine that much!)" - Sara C. - Warrenton, VA

"I have given a car-seat blanket to my daughter/daughter-in-laws for each of my new grand babies. I love the cute material and affordable price. The new mommies love how easy it is to keep their little ones warm." - Natalie C. - Riverton, UT

Thanks for stopping by (and allowing me to shamelessly plug our shop) and don't forget the giveaway over at UCreate!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

huge mistake & a success!

So, you know that awesome scrapbook weekend that I was able to enjoy last weekend? The one where I got 24 pages DONE! I can't believe it, but I dated EVERY SINGLE layout with the wrong YEAR. SERIOUSLY??? I'm not sure how I got off and I am totally ticked at myself. I'm big on including dates on my scrapbook pages. Now they all say month/day/2008, but they were actually all 2007 photos. Before I take pictures to show off my work, I have to correct my's going to take a while. BUMMER. BIG BUMMER! I knew it all went a little too smoothly.

On to my success...

Check out this little number that I made yesterday.
Is this not just delicious?! What a fun top is was to make. I combined a few different techniques; freezer paper stenciling, applique, and my new rhinestone hot-fix setter for the bling. I've had this idea in my head for a while, but I just had to find the time to make it happen. Since I don't have girls of my own, I have to live vicariously through the lives of those who buy stuff from Lynette and I!

Hopefully this sparks a few ideas of something you could try!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

women's weekend getaway

I made it home from my great vacation in Utah just days before heading off to Virginia Beach with a group of eleven other women for President's Day Weekend.

Although I missed my hubby a bit, spending Valentines Day in/on Virginia Beach was fabulous!Thanks Scott, for being an AWESOME husband and dad. Spending the weekend away with girlfriends was the best Valentines gift you've ever given me.

While in my heart I would have loved to sew the whole weekend, I used this weekend instead to scrapbook. (Which is of course another one of my passions...I seem to have a few of those. Passions that is!) I got a TON of pages done. I am super proud of myself. I haven't taken pictures yet, but I'll post a little slide show when I get the chance. Below is a picture of the inside of the beach house we rented. The space was PERFECT for a crafting weekend. We were able to set up a ton of tables so that everybody could spread out and work their little hearts out.
Thanks ladies for the awesome food, hilarious conversation, and good company. I already can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

my relaxing weekend

I was able to spend this last weekend with my boys visiting my in-laws in Fairview, Utah. (Sanpete County, Central Utah) They live in a beautiful mountain resort. Visiting them is always a great opportunity to enjoy fresh mountain air and some much needed r & r. How cool is it that we got to see these just off their back deck?Definitely cool!

I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit a cute little quilt shop in the area! The shop is in Ephriam, Utah and is called the Fabric Shack. (It's on the corner of Main Street and 300 South) While it isn't a whole lot to look at from the exterior, it is seriously one of my new favorites. Why? Because they have TONS of Moda material in all the new hot lines. The amount of fabric they fit in that shop is amazing. Also, they are on average a dollar cheaper per yard than any of the shops down in the Salt Lake Valley. That's enough for my business! If you ever find yourself in the Sanpete Valley, it's worth the stop!